Found this great article over at samhowat.com: The Five Habits of Moderately Effective People. It’s a good, common-sense set of principles for those of us who have too much to do, but still want to do much.
An excerpt from habit #5: Stop living in your comfort zones!:
People go through their life, insecure about their looks, personality, and capabilities, missing out on opportunities both professionally and in their personal life. The lucky few figure it out early, but the majority, waste 20-30 years of their life, passing up on things because they don’t respect themselves enough to get over their insecurities and step outside their comfort zones.
The next time you feel uncomfortable at the prospect of trying something new, don’t look at the situation with fear, but with excitement; it’s just your brain’s way of telling you that you get to experience something new and exciting!
This brings to mind one of my favorite quotes, from Marianne Williamson:
Our worst fear is not that we are inadequate; our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
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